PROJECTS / Housing
The proposal redevelops a run-down urban block fronting onto Manor Road. The block sits on a complex site, bordered by railway lines to the north, the Manor Road high street to the south and a listed Victorian villa to the east. The site lies just outside the Stoke Newington conservation area.
Our scheme proposes the demolition of the current buildings on the site. The buildings will be replaced with commercial units facing directly onto Manor Road apartments above. The apartments comprise of a mix of 1BR, 2BR and 3BR flats, as well as duplex and triplex units.
The scheme responds sensitively to the varied surrounding context. It is composed of 4 separate distinct blocks, addressing the different contextual scenarios. The scheme steps up from four storeys along Manor Road to 6 storeys at the rear of the site, providing a defensible buffer along the railway line. At the heart of the scheme is a raised communal courtyard for the residents, providing both private external amenity and communal play space. The entry sequence has been carefully considered to enhance the connection between the street and the raised courtyard.
A simple and robust palette of materials has been chosen to reflect the rich history of Stoke Newington. This includes a modern interpretation of the London Stock brick used along the length of Manor Road, which has then been manipulated in different way using brick bonds and detailing to create a rich and varied facade.
In line with the New London Plan, the energy strategy follows the “be lean, be clean and be green” approach. Our strategy involves improved fabric first approach with high levels of insulation in the external envelope. We will also be utilising air source heat pumps, connected to an ambient loop network, which efficiently recover the heat rejected from comfort cooling to provide domestic hot water and heating.
|Location||Stoke Newington, Hackney|